I am a watch collector as well as a buyer and seller of new, pre-owned, antique, and vintage watches
I only sell genuine, authentic, watches in "Good" to "Pristine" condition
Remember your first Timex watch?
For many of us, it was the first watch we owned!
Back in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, Timex, became an iconic American product.
As they used to say: “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking.”
Those robust movements and hard cases are still ticking away today!
Recently there has been a lot of Timex's being sold as a Marlin model that are NOT a Marlin.
To avoid confusion I listed some easy ways to tell if a Timex is a Marlin Model or not and further below I listed some model names for model numbers:
1. No Marlins are "automatic" or "self wind" if it says "Automatic" or "Self Wind" it is NOT a Marlin, it is a different Timex model called "Viscount"
2. All Marlins say "waterproof" or "water resistant" if it does not say "waterproof" or "water resistant" it is NOT a Marlin it is most likely a "Mercury" or "Sprite" model.
3. All Marlin Models start with "2"....if the number below the "6" or above the "12" (model number) starts with anything other than a "2" it is NOT a Marlin.
Below is a general breakdown of Men's model names per model number (Model number can be found below the "6" or above the "12" (in small print)
(1XXX = Mercury/Sprite) (2XXX = Marlin) (25XX = Sportster) (3XXX = Fun Timer) (4XXX = Viscount) (5XXX = Super Thin) (6XXX = 17 Jewel) (9XXX = Electric)Specifications:
Year of Production: 1971
Reference #: 260502471
Gender: Men or Women
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 35mm, not including crown
Crown: Winds and sets smoothly
Strap Material: Genuine leather
Strap Specifications: New high quality aftermarket brown leather strap will fit a wrist up to 8"
Dial Color: Silver Sunburst (some photos make the dial appear as a pale beige)
Dial Condition: Original clean signed dial
Winding Mechanism: Original manual wind movement running very well ~ service history unknown
Crystal: Clean acrylic crystal
Box/Papers: No original box or papers
Overall Condition: excellent condition ~ signed clean dial ~ movement runs very well ~ crown winds and sets smoothly ~ clean acrylic crystal ~ all functions working properly ~ no damage ~ all of our watches have been tested and serviced if needed ~ stunning
This is a vintage used watch. It has lived a life before you, so you should not expect it to be new and flawless. If you want a flawless new watch, please do not buy this. If you want a piece of history in the form of a nice vintage piece, or possibly a dated inscription, then this may be right for you. Because most vintage watches being offered are between 30-70 years old, small imperfections, scratches, and wear are to be expected
Water resistance is not guaranteed on vintage or pre-owned watches unless otherwise stated in the listing
A careful shopper who takes the time to study the photos, reads the entire description, and asks pertinent questions is our best customer
As Always....."Buy the Seller"
.....is a Phrase That Applies To The Watch Industry Almost More Than Any Other. Our Business Values are "Honesty, Quality, and Service"Disclaimer
Vintage Watch Outlet is not an authorized dealer of any of the watch brands we carry. All brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are used for identification purposes only. This allows us to sell luxury items at discounted prices. Vintage Watch Outlet is not affiliated with any website that sells Fake or Replica items. All of our wristwatches are genuine and authentic Return Policy
It is my hope that all of our items will go to people who will enjoy and appreciate them. We will gladly accept a return, or take care of a problem, if we make a gross error in the description. If we have made no gross errors, it is a final sale. This is merely due to the items being antiques, vintage, or pre-owned Lifetime Trade-Up
All of our watches are eligible for the Vintage Watch Outlet Lifetime Trade-Up Guarantee. Lifetime Trade-Up Guarantee allows you to receive full value of what you paid for your timepiece towards the purchase price of another timepiece. The price of the new purchase must be at least 35% greater than the cost of your trade-in timepiece. The watch must be returned without any damage or modifications. If the watch has been damaged or modified, the amount of the trade-up value may be less than what you paid. The Lifetime Trade-Up Guarantee is not a buy-back program, it is a trade-up program. It applies only to timepieces that were purchased from Vintage Watch Outlet. Watches not purchased from Vintage Watch Outlet are not eligible for the Lifetime Trade-Up Guarantee. The Lifetime Trade-Up Guarantee is non-transferable
The Timex Marlin Vintage 1971 Manual Wind New Vintage Leather Strap Mens Watch....35mm is evocative, to say the least, but that's why you're drawn to it in the first place.
Inventory Last Updated: Dec 07, 2022